Too Smart to Teach

Vox Day posted this link last night: An extremely bright young man was told by a school district in the Atlanta area that he was too intellectual to teach high school:

“Though your qualifications are quite impressive, I regret to inform you that we have selected another candidate. It was felt that your demeanor and therefore presence in the classroom would serve as an unrealistic expectation as to what high school students could strive to achieve or become. However, it is highly recommended that you seek employment at the collegiate level; there your intellectual comportment would be greatly appreciated. Good luck.”

What’s going on? Is it that “educators” are more worried about self-esteem than learning? Or are they afraid the little worker-bees-in-training might start believing they can be more than cogs in the corporate machine?

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